Delicious shrimp salsa full of shrimp, serve with corn chips.
I could eat this delicious dip with a spoon! I was in a restaurant a few months ago and they had a shrimp salsa on the menu served with corn chips. They served this dip with a huge bowl of thin crispy corn chips for only $1.99! Can you say bargain?
I had bought a 2 lb. bag of shrimp to serve on Christmas Day and at first was going to just do it as shrimp cocktails but with almost 20 people coming I decided I wanted to rethink that plan. When I decided to make this it was about 11 o’clock Christmas Eve. Can you say stores not open?
A quick peruse of my pantry and refrigerator gave me 1/2 bottle of chunky salsa, jalapenos and some really beautiful cilantro, limes and of course garlic. So I threw the shrimp in the food processor (after cooking them) and the pieces are a little smaller than I planned so I might chop the shrimp by hand next time, totally your choice. I got busy mixing all of my ingredients together. 5 minutes later I had everything I had out combined but really wanted some more tomatoes in it. What to do as I didn’t buy tomatoes at the store? I remembered that I did have a few cans of Tuttorosso whole tomatoes in my pantry and knew right away I had my solution.
If you are a regular reader of this blog you might remember not to long ago I went to a blogger event for Tuttorosso tomatoes. If they had not been Tuttorosso whole tomatoes I wouldn’t of even considered adding canned tomatoes. They worked beautifully in this dip and I will be using them from now on whenever I make this, they are that good. You can see the taste test we did if you click on the tomato link above. During the winter when tomatoes taste like cardboard I would use a can of these tomatoes and slice them into BLT’s or a grilled cheese sandwich. They are that good!
- 2 lbs. raw shrimp
- 1 large can Tuttorosso whole tomatoes (28 oz. can)
- 2 cups chunky salsa
- 2 limes
- 4 garlic cloves about 2 - 3 tablespoons
- 1 onion - minced - 1 - 1 1/2 cups
- 2 - 4 jalapenos - seeds removed if you don't want the heat
- 1 cup chopped cilantro - chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- Bring a large pan of water to a boil big enough to hold the shrimp. When the water boils add the shrimp. As soon as the shrimp turn pink remove them from the heat. Mine took about 5 minutes. Dump the shrimp into a strainer and run cold water over them to stop cooking. Process in a food processor until chopped or chop by hand.
- Put the whole tomatoes with the juice in the food processor. Chop the tomatoes. Add to the shrimp.
- Add the salsa, lime juice, onion and minced jalapenos. Stir to combine. Taste to adjust seasonings. Stir in the cilantro and taste again. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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